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Cannabis Use During Chemotherapy Associated With Symptomatic Improvements

Advanced cancer patients who use cannabis during chemotherapy treatment show greater improvement in disease-related symptoms as compared to controls, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Anti-Cancer Drugs. Israeli researchers assessed outcomes associated with patients’ use of cannabis over a three-month period versus matched controls. Those who used cannabis adjunctively […]

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CBD Administration Reduces Methamphetamine Cravings Per Study

The administration of cannabidiol (CBD) is associated with reduced cravings for methamphetamine in rats, according to preclinical data published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Australian researchers assessed the impact of CBD on methamphetamine-seeking behavior in a rat model. They reported that CBD dosing reduced the animals’ motivation to self-administer methamphetamine and reduced the […]

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Marijuana Studies

Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Body Mass Index

Lifetime cannabis exposure is associated with lower body mass index (BMI), according to longitudinal data published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Researchers from Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh assessed the association between long-term cannabis exposure and cardiometabolic risk factors in a cohort of 253 men. They reported that greater marijuana […]

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Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk Of Alcoholic Gastritis Per Study

Habitual alcohol drinkers who also use cannabis are at less risk for alcoholic gastritis as compared to those who do not use the substance, according to clinical data published in the journal Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. Alcoholic gastritis refers to inflammation or erosion of the stomach lining that is caused by excessive alcohol consumption. […]

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Medical Cannabis Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients who utilize medicinal cannabis require fewer hospitalizations as compared to SCD patients who refrain from the substance, according to clinical data published in the journal Blood. Investigators from Yale University in Connecticut and from the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel compared rates of hospital admissions over a […]

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Home Prices Spike Following Opening Of Marijuana Stores

The opening of marijuana retailers is positively associated with rising neighborhood home values, according to data published in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy. Colorado State University researchers assessed the impact of dispensary openings in Denver on home prices in the immediate vicinity. They reported: “[A] new dispensary opening increases house prices by 7.7 […]